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Closing the Deal

(The Brides of Blossom, Texas #1)

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Can discovering her past create her future?

Sarina Gabriel recently inherited a Victorian money-pit of a mansion. Logic dictates that she sell it, but, still grieving her grandmother’s death, she longs to keep something from her mysterious past. As she explores the house, she discovers some family secrets that just might put the historic mansion on the Hill Country map and
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Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published June 10th 2019 by Tule Publishing
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Carrie
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Closing the Deal by Lenora Worth is the first book in the new contemporary romance The Brides of Blossom, Texas series. This opener to the series is a clean romance novella and is fine to be read as a standalone as it seems the series will be one to change characters each book.

Sarina Gabriel returned home after the passing of her grandmother after spending the last several years in the city. Sarina finds her grandmother has left her her Victorian mansion that she has been running as a business
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Char (1RadReader59)
This is a story of a grand old lady who wanted her granddaughter to live her dream and find her peace. Being at her grandma’s wedding cake Victorian shape home never really did.

You see Sarina was a young girl staying with her grandma when her parents were killed in a car accident. And now the place that used to be her happy place felt like a prison.

She tried to be happy for her grandma as she got older. Then, she realized all the visitors were because the home was a B & B really. Never
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Emma
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Closing the Deal by Lenora Worth
Can discovering her past create her future?
Sarina Gabriel recently inherited a Victorian money-pit of a mansion. Logic dictates that she sell it, but, still grieving her grandmother’s death, she longs to keep something from her mysterious past. As she explores the house, she discovers some family secrets that just might put the historic mansion on the Hill Country map and give Sarina the roots she’s always wanted. But can she trust Drake Dunmore who promises to
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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CLOSING THE DEAL is the opening story in the Brides of Blossom, Texas series by Lenora Worth. I can’t even call this one a slow burn although Drake and Sarina certainly do have chemistry between them, this one is a clean read all the way through. There is world building in this one, and while I expect that in the first story of a series there wasn’t a lot to draw me to this couple beyond the surface. Don’t get me wrong though, I completely enjoyed their story but
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Closing the Deal is a sweet, clean romance about two people on opposite sides of a real estate deal. Sarina’s grandmother passed away, leaving her with a beautiful piece of property that acts as a wedding venue and employs many people in town. She hasn’t lived in town in several years, because there are too many memories there and she’s built a life for herself in the city. Now she must decide if she wants to renovate the property and keep running the place, or sell the property and move on. ...more
Janine
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
When love becomes the deal, anything can happen.


After Sarina Gabriel's grandmother suddenly passes away and leaves Falling Blossoms Inn to her, Sarina is left with a big decision. Should she sell the inn and disappoint everyone in the town of Blossom, Texas, or should she stay and try to fix up the inn that so many people love?


Drake Dunmore arrived in Blossom to convince Sarina to sell her grandmother mansion. His father wants the land to build luxury condos on. But Drake loves historic homes
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Sue
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The book starts with Sarina returning to Blossom when she was contacted because her grandmother was very sick. Her grandmother left her the ancestral home. It needs lots of fixing up to restore it so it can be used as a bridal and party destination once again. Sarina has a very good job in advertising and isn’t sure she wants to leave the city to return to Blossom. A strange man shows up and she thinks it’s the contractor she ...more
Sandi Ramirez
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-challenge
The Brides of Blossom Texas series is a new series that looks to be a fun and interesting one based in my great state. It starts off with a a wedding venue that is falling around literally at the seams and floorboards. Sarina inherits it from her grandma who in spite of loving & raising her has kept her in the dark about a great number of things since she left town to go to college and work in the big city of Dallas. Now she has come home, she thought to help her sick Nana only to bury her ...more
Paula
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lenora Worth always delivers a sweet emotional story where the main character is at a crossroads in his/her life. In Closing the Deal, Sarina Gabriel is at such a junction having inherited a home that she is not sure what to do with; keep it or sell it. As she finds out more about the older home along with the town she finds out more about her family and herself.

Drake Dunmore would tell you at the beginning that he knows exactly where his live is headed and he is pleased to be on that path.
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Rachel
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Closing the Deal is the first book in a new series by Lenora Worth. Sarina and Drake are at opposite ends of an issue - Sarina wants to save her grandma's estate and everything related to it, while Drake wants to buy the land for his father's company. While trying to figure out a solution, the two become close and realize they have feelings for each other. How can a relationship between the two work when they seem to want different things?

I enjoyed this book for the most part. I would have liked
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CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
I was charmed by the setting and quickly drawn into the conflicts by which both Sarina and Drake are torn. They have opposing purposes which you want them to resolve, but only in the right way! Until the end you worry whether or not they will. A deft and skillful writer, the author keeps it sweet while maintaining the subtle sizzle of attraction between the two lead characters. She makes the town Technicolor vivid and the local folks you meet real and fascinating. This book is to be the first of ...more
Sherri Babb
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in this new series by Lenora Worth. I found it to be a very sweet romantic read. Sarina's grandmother passes away and leaves her a Victorian mansion. The mansion needs a lot of work. Sarina is not sure if she is going to keep it or sell it. Drake is in this small town to try and buy the mansion from Sarina. When these two meet their is definite chemistry between them. As the two of them try to work together to try and get what they both want they grow closer. Will they be ...more
Laura D
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sarina inherited he grandmother's run down Victorian mansion. It needs a lot of work, but can she just sell it and walk away? Drake wants that property to develop it. Growth is good for the community, right? He decides to try and persuade her to sell him the aging money pit. As Sarina learns the deep history of the mansion she is driven to save it. When Drake offers to help her restore the old house he ends up spending a lot more time with her. He falls for her just when she is starting to doubt ...more
Amanda
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Sarina’s grandmother passed and leaves her a wedding venue in the form of the family home. In order to keep the home, Sarina will need to do a lot of repairs and make it make money again. Enter Drake a real estate developer on a quest to buy the property and develop it into a resort. What will happen when these two get together?

While I really enjoyed the story itself, I didn’t find myself connecting with the characters. Personally I felt their emotions were rushed and therefore it fell flat for
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Paula Pugh
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this sweet, easy to read , and enjoyable novel that was really about finding your true self and calling all wrapped around an in trouble B & B, also in need of restoration.
Sarina Gabriel is bequeathed the Falling Blossoms B & B by her grandmother. It is under water in debt and desperately needing repairs. Drake Dunmore comes to (what he sees) her rescue offering to buy the whole kit and caboodle. What he finds, though, is Sarina vacillating between hanging onto the mansion or
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Shari
A great start to a new series, Sabrina has inherited a B&B wedding venue, that is rundown. Now the likely decision is to sell but her heart tells her otherwise. Sabrina soon finds family secrets that might help save the B&B. Drake has arrived to make a deal on the buying the B&B but he will need to sweet talk Sabrina into the sale but soon he finds himself falling for Sabrina and helps her in saving the B&B.

This is a sweet romance of listening to your heart and following your
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Nicole Pinto
May 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was a sweet, chaste read. Sarina is back in her home town after her grandmother’s death. Drake is trying to buy her property. Of course they are attracted to each other, and things progress from there.
I did find a lot of editing errors which did take away from reading this book.
Thank you to netgalley for the ARC.
Runner10
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Closing the Deal is a sweet romance story. I enjoyed the development of the main characters. Sarina and Drake are brought together by a historic house. I love old houses and the stories that go along with them. This is a satisfying read.
Louise Bird
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very sweet romance about letting go of grief and living life. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Mia
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good read but not a perfect read for me.
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Lenora Worth has written 75 books for three different publishers. She reached a milestone when she received her 50th book pin from Harlequin. Her books have won both regional and national awards and she now has millions of books in print and is a NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author. Currently she is writing both Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense and Tule Publishing. ...more

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